Friday, October 26, 2007

Gmail has IMAP!

After hearing the promising news on Slashdot, I'm excited to learn that my Google Mail / Gmail account now has IMAP support!

More information is available on a Google Help Page, Getting Started with IMAP for Gmail.

I've been hosting my own email and server for a while now, mainly because I refused to live with one of the disadvantages typical of webmail - not being able to access email when disconnected from the Internet. With support to synchronize messages between Gmail and any IMAP client, including Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird, this is looking to be a very promising replacement to my current setup!

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